- (of a decision, etc) supported by having a precedent
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Related Words for precedentedfair, constitutional, statutory, valid, legitimate, lawful, proper, juridical, contractual, acknowledged, authorized, clean, due, enforced, forensic, granted, innocent, judicial, just, justifiable
Word Origin and History for precedented
1650s, past participle adjective from precedent, which is attested as a verb from 1610s.
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